COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant Program

2021 COVID-19 Restart Improvement Program

Program Purpose and Goals

The North Coast Regional District (NCRD) received a COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant from the Province of BC in November of 2020. The funding has been provided to assist local governments in addressing operational issues and fiscal pressures as a result of COVID-19 and to ensure continued delivery of services to members of their communities. The NCRD has designated a portion of the COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant to assist with organizations providing services for vulnerable persons in response to COVID-19. COVID 19 Safe Restart Grants in Aid are provided at the discretion of the NCRD Board. There is no obligation to provide a grant.

Program Benefits

To ensure the continued and future viability of organizations delivering core community services and those delivering critical community based supports to vulnerable populations. 

The Program

The NCRD may support charitable or non-profit organizations in their delivery of core community services or those delivering services to vulnerable populations; within limits set by the NCRD Board by providing one-time financial assistance from the COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant up to a maximum of $10,000.00 per applicant. The NCRD Board may, at its discretion, reject any or all applications brought forward for consideration in any given year.

For the purposes of this policy, “vulnerable populations” means communities in the NCRD that experience physical, economic and social barriers that would typically include those living in poverty (i.e. low income cut-off) and diverse marginalized groups who are at risk of being socially excluded to inclusion, such as seniors, youth, indigenous, veterans, visible minorities, women, LGTBQ2+, low income, unemployed, single parent families, newcomers to the NCRD, individuals living with a disability, experiencing homelessness or from an official language minority community.

For eligibility requirements, please review the below program guide. 

Applications will be accepted up until September 30, 2021 or until such time that funding under the program has been exhausted.